January 17th, 2014


many good reads

* "The desire to put a history of American racism, which is to say a portion of America's roots, in a corner is a kind of wish-fulfillment."
* Surveillance reform: "I'm pretty certain that we wouldn't have gotten even this much if it weren't for Edward Snowden."
* Explaining why birds fly in a V-formation.
* BagNews on one pic of the newly-freed Pussy Riot.
* Twenty years later, rethinking Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.
* Please, don't make the new Star Wars flick just about the old characters.